Antonio named Hammer of the Year, Lanzini Players’ Player of the Year

Michail Antonio has been named the Hammer of the Year at the Player Awards ceremony at the Intercontinental. The 27 year old edged out Manuel Lanzini and Pedro Obiang to the award. Lanzini however did get the Players’ Player of the Year Award.

Edimilson Fernandes won the Signing of the Year award, perhaps a testament to how poor the club’s signings have been this season when the winner has started only 3 games.

Antonio, who has also been linked with a switch away from the London Stadium in the summer, also appeared to quell those rumours when he mentioned that “he’d like to win it again” in his acceptance speech. [Read more…]

The uniforms Dimitri Payet will be wearing next season- Adidas Marseille 17/18 Kits

The uniforms that former Hammer Dimitri Payet will be wearing for French giants Olympique Marseille next season have been released by Adidas. The French club have released all three of their uniforms at one go (white home, blue away and purple third) earlier today.

When will our kits be released? Only two Premier League sides have released their jerseys so far- Stoke and Liverpool [Read more…]

Watch Video- Manuel Lanzini’s Rabona Cross vs Everton

Check out this great piece of skill from West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini, one of the club’s standout players in yesterday’s goalless draw against Everton at the London Stadium, showing the Argentine attempting a rabona cross against Ronald Koeman’s side. Didn’t quite have the end result as Payet’s against Watford, but definitely worth a watch! [Read more…]

Hammers celebrate Reid’s 200th appearance with shutout against Everton

West Ham produced a solid defensive performance to keep a clean sheet and pick up a point against European hopefuls Everton at the London Stadium today afternoon.

Everton’s record against West Ham was a historically good one- they’ve had more wins in the last ten years against the Hammers than against any other opposition and Toffees striker Romelu Lukaku had scored in all of his nine previous appearances against WHUFC.

This match, and West Ham’s resoluteness in defence could be summed up by Ronald Koeman’s post match interview statement stating that he would have subbed off ten players at half time if he was allowed to. That was testament to how well West Ham’s back three, featuring Reid, Collins and Jose Fonte, performed as a unit (the first time since the Palace game that Bilic opted for a back three). Romelu Lukaku was kept very, very quiet and in a rather stunning stat- Everton had 0 (Yes ZERO) shots on target in the WHOLE game.

Complementing the back three were wing backs Arthur Masuaku and Edimilson Fernandes (the latter’s first start at RWB since Chelsea), both with similar hair cuts, that made it appear [Read more…]

Romelu Lukaku v West Ham- Lukaku’s incredible goal scoring record against WHUFC

Should you bet your house on Romelu Lukaku scoring against West Ham later this afternoon? Judging by the Belgian’s incredible recent record against the Hammers, the answer is a big YES.

The 23 year old has scored in ALL of Everton’s last nine games (dating back to September 2013) against West Ham. Incredible record- check out the games and his goals below.

Everton 2-0 West Ham 30 October, 2016 (Lukaku 50′)
Everton 2-3 West Ham 5 March, 2016 (Lukaku 13′)
West Ham 1-1 Everton 7 November, 2015 (Lukaku 43′)
West Ham 1-2 Everton 15 May, 2015 (Lukaku 90+3′)
West Ham 2-2 Everton 13 January, 2015 FA Cup (Lukaku 97′)
Everton 1-1 West Ham 6 January, 2015 FA Cup (Lukaku (90+1′) [Read more…]

Carroll to miss Everton game

Andy Carroll has been ruled out of West Ham’s game at home against Everton after picking up a groin injury in last week’s 2-2 draw against Swansea. Carroll’s abductor muscle, a recurrent injury problem for the lanky striker, acted up again when his kick resulted in an assist for Andre Ayew at the Stadium of Light.

West Ham, who are already missing Michail Antonio to injury, might be forced to turn to Diafra Sakho, but Jonathan Calleri and Ashley Fletcher also remain options. Skipper Mark Noble and right back Sam Byram are both suspended for Everton’s visit to the London Stadium. [Read more…]

Goal of the season for 2016/17- Nominees announced & Voting Open

The club have today (April 19, 2017) officially opened voting for the End of the Season Awards in six categories- Hammer of the Year, Best Goal, Best Save, Team Performance, Individual Performance and Best Signing.

The Best Goal of the season award has six nominees- two of the goals came against Crystal Palace.

Antonio v Watford (Payet’s rabona assist)
Payet v Middlesbrough (great individual goal)
Lanzini v Palace
Reid v Sunderland
Carroll v Palace
Kouyate v Swansea

In our humble opinion, Carroll vs Palace is our easy winner. [Read more…]

Randolph gaffe sees Hammers drop two points at relegation threatened Sunderland

Sunderland hadn’t scored in the league for 675 minutes going into this game (they last netted in the 4-0 win over Palace back in February) and Wahbi Khazri hadn’t started for the Black Cats since October.

It took the Wearsiders 26 minutes more to break their duck and it was Tunisian winger Khazri who broke the duck, scoring DIRECTLY from a corner.

Bilic made two changes from the side that had beaten Swansea- Edimilson Fernandes for the suspended Mark Noble and Andy Carroll for the injured Michail Antonio.

The Hammers started well, with Manuel Lanzini’s early free kick forcing PFA Young Player of the Year nominee Jordan Pickford into a a smart save. However three minutes later, there was nothing Pickford could do to stop West Ham’s opener- Sam Byram’s cross from the right fell to Andy Carroll, and while the lanky striker made a hash of his attempt at goal, it ended up at the feet of the unmarked Andre Ayew, who fired home from close range.

Sunderland fans were incensed at Andre Marriner- Victor Anichebe apparently appeared to have been fouled just moments before but Marriner remained unmoved and it was from the resulting play that Ayew scored.

Anichebe had a measure of revenge on 26 minutes. He stood in front of Randolph for Khazri’s corner, effectively preventing the keeper from reaching the ball. Neither Edimilson Fernandes nor James Collins thought it prudent to head the ball and with no defender at the far post, Khazri’s corner directly went in, thus breaking a seven game goal scoring drought for David Moyes’ side. [Read more…]